My troopy is on its deathbed. As I mentioned in a previous post , I have been having major dramas with the rear axle which keeps popping out. Its like my troopy is a transformer and every 3 weeks it transforms itself into a bloody tripod !
I think Ron White tells the story better .. he seems to have similar dramas !
The last time this happened to me ( a week ago ) Dave welded the axle in .. lets see how long this lasts !
* Sorry for the lazy posts this week , I have my favorite (only) brother in town visiting Darwin for the first time so I am a tour guide this week .. will be back to normal (as normal as I can be ) next week *
Categories: Australian, Darwin, entertainment, funny, Humor, Machinery, Only in the Territory, random, road trips, Travel, WTF
Tags: Australia, Axle, Darwin, Darwin Northern Territory, RoadTrip, Ron White
As you would of gathered from previous posts I drive an early 1990’s model Toyota Land cruiser “Troop Carrier” which is basically a 4 wheel drive with no back seats. Mine also has a hole in the drivers side floor although I’m pretty sure this was custom made for my particular troopy ( I found this out when I discovered a high heel sticking out of the bottom of my car don’t ask me how the hell it got there !).
My problem with this car is not the fact that it is covered with rust and resembles a large boat with wheels. My problem is the back axle keeps falling out. Yes I’m serious ! It is happening every 3 weeks on average. It first happened when me and Chaos completed our epic roady across the country. Since then we have had it fixed about 5 times and now Dave just fixes it himself which is handy except today I was driving along when BANG ! There it goes again ! I’m old school with this situation by now so I jumped out of the car pulled the axle out chucked it in the back , put the car in 4 wheel drive and kept going ;D Yup bush mechanics 101 !
Dave is out bush for a week so Ill have to give Danny from the pub a bottle of Smirnoff to fix it .. Again 😉
The studs snapped off , axle about to pop – this was the last time it happened in Batchelor NT last month
Dave the mechanic – can he fix it ? Yes he can .. for a little while anyway !
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Tags: Australia, Axle, Four-wheel drive, Smirnoff, toyota land cruiser